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ERIC Number: EJ970292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Effectiveness of Career Counseling: A One-Year Follow-Up
Perdrix, Sophie; Stauffer, Sarah; Masdonati, Jonas; Massoudi, Koorosh; Rossier, Jerome
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v80 n2 p565-578 Apr 2012
The short-term effectiveness of career counseling is well supported in the literature. However, the long-term impact is often overlooked. This study quantitatively investigated the long-term stability of the positive effects gained through the career counseling process and qualitatively observed participants' levels of career project implementation. Results indicated a continual decrease of career indecision in the long-term and stabilization with regard to clients' satisfaction with life. Age was found to be an important variable in long-term effectiveness, with younger clients' career decision difficulties decreasing more significantly than that of older clients. Moreover, career decision-making readiness increased only in the long-term for emotional and motivational variables. The majority of clients implemented their career choice within a period of one year; some partially implemented it; others changed their career choice, rather successfully; and few people did not demonstrate advancement in either their choice or its implementation during this period of time. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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